Palapye For Industrial Capital?

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A motion by Member of Parliament for Gaborone West South Robert Molefhabangwe requesting government to consider establishing Palapye as the country's industrial capital has caused major divisions in parliament.

Some members of parliament disagreed with the motion accusing people from Central District, especially from Serowe/Palapye, of trying to take all developments to their area.  They cited the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST), expansion of Morupule Power Station and Mine as major projects that will change the face of Palapye so there is no need for additional projects.

Assistant Minister for Trade and Industry, also MP for Boteti North Lebonaamang Mokalake did not hide his displeasure at the motion, saying the reasons raised by Molefhabangwe are not valid. 
Tabling the motion, Molefhabangwe said 'Palapye has plenty of land and it is near the Morupule Power Station. It is also nearer to the four major dams in the northern part of the country and it will be cheaper to do business there".

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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